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Registration Process Will Be Complete by March
process of registering the ancient village of
Abianeh, near Kashan, Isfahan province, on
UNESCO’s Global Heritage List will be completed
by the end of the current Iranian year in March,
reported CHN quoting officials of Abianeh Cultural
Heritage and Tourism Department.
Head of the department’s research base, Azimeh
Riahi, said that Abianeh was registered on the
National Heritage List in 1975 and it had been
protected from plunderers, saying many parts of
the village have retained the age-old lifestyle.
She pointed out that Abianeh was registered on the
national list without reference to its historical
and cultural landscape. However, officials intend
to register it in the Global Heritage List by
including the natural and historical landscape as
well as its future plans.
Parts of the village including mosques, water
storages and praying areas have been restored.
Also, parts of the houses have been reconstructed
in cooperation with the people and plans are at
hand to reconstruct some other sections.
Abianeh has numerous historical and tourism
attractions. It is world-renowned for its
red-colored houses. Many tourists from home and
abroad visit the site which is among Iran’s
unique cultural structures.